News for Thursday, February 4, 2010

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Police: Teen shot self in head

A teenager was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after apparently, accidentally shooting himself in the head, Clayton County Police said.

Real estate franchise settles discrimination suit

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that it has obtained a $160,000 settlement against Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty Company, Inc., and real estate agent Rodney Lee Foreman, in a housing discrimination lawsuit.

Soulja Boy pleads no-contest to obstruction charge

A locally-based rapper chose not to fight a charge that he ran from police officers, who were investigating a case in Stockbridge last year.

Tax help offered to eligible area residents

Tax preparation assistance is now available for the area's low- to moderate-income residents, through a program of the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Atlanta Prosperity Campaign, the Internal Revenue Service, and a coalition of community organizations.

Books aid family time at Arnold Elementary

Arnold Elementary School third-grader, Toddrick Ennis, and his father, Todd Ennis, sat on a couch, tucked away in a secluded corner of the school's media center, and read Stan and Jan Berenstain's, "The Berenstain Bears' Moving Day," on Thursday afternoon.

City, county leaders, artists tour Atlanta arts districts

Community leaders are considering establishing an arts district in Henry County.

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Dozens of works featured in art competition

Abstract landscapes, classic movie stars, and the homeless were just some of the subjects featured during Arts Clayton's ninth annual Juried Art Show and Competition. The display of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art work, which premiered on Thursday, showcases the talents of dozens of artists from all corners of the metro region.

Appliance rebate program begins soon

Georgia's ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program is set to begin on Feb. 12, according to Shane Hix, a spokesman for the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority (GEFA), which is administering the program.

Ohio robbery suspect nabbed in Stockbridge

Federal authorities recently arrested a man in Stockbridge, who was reportedly on the run in connection with an armed robbery case in Ohio.

King loses 2nd bid to stop his ouster

Clayton County Board of Education Member Michael King said on Thursday that he may seek a new, four-year term on the school board later this year, in an attempt to continue a legal battle that has consumed much of his current term.

Local church plans 'Souper' fund-raiser

A Henry County church is planning a fund-raiser this weekend, with a sports theme.

New Creation makes history

It's a good bet not even the most die-hard high school football fan knows too much about the talent on the New Creation football team.

Tigers keep up the fight

There's an obvious way Stockbridge's boys basketball team could handle its recent streak of losing eight of its last 10 games, a development that few could have predicted. The Tigers could have panicked at the first sign of issues, wondering where their once promising season went.

Parts start to fit for Jonesboro

Every season Jonesboro boys basketball coach Dan Maehlman encounters the same challenge. Freshman enter the Cardinals program coming from different middle schools with varying degrees of basketball knowledge.

Dutchtown girls seek second win against Alcovy in five days

Dutchtown coach Angela Williams knows about the old saying that it's tough to be a team twice in the same season. For her Bulldog squad, they will be trying to beat the same opponent in a five-day span.

Five places I want to visit beefore I die - Curt Yeomans

So, Paris, London and Ireland are already checked off my "Where I want to go" list, and Italy will come off this spring as well.

The comfort of simple things - Ronda Rich

It is the absence of simple things that has made life so complicated. Those simple things cost nothing, yet can make you feel like a million bucks.

Two North Clayton players sign Division I deals

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Twelve from Morrow 'go forward'

This was the unlikeliest of scenes: Morrow's school media center, a row of tables nearly stretching across the entire room, just enough to seat each one of the Mustangs' 14 football, track and basketball players about to sign scholarships.

Pryor sets her own bar

Alycia Pryor used to hear from Mt. Zion girls track and field coach Jason Battles about the decorated high school careers of the former Lady Bulldogs track stars that came before her. Three had gone on to compete at the Division I level. Each of them held nearly every significant school record in the book.

Storey commits to University of Georgia

Waymon Storey's family wanted him to one day attend the University of Georgia, and football was going to be the ticket in. They knew it, and so they instilled it in Storey from the very beginning.

Mock trial contest to proceed, after uncertainty

There was a period of doubt, but state mock trial officials announced on Wednesday that there will be enough teams signed up for this weekend's Clayton County Regional Mock Trial competition to allow the contest to take place.

Clayton hosts bus-driver competition

Thirty-one, special-needs, bus-driving teams –– from 17 school systems across Georgia –– will converge on Jonesboro this weekend to see who is the best when it comes to transporting students with disabilities.

Turner reinstated to police academy job

As of 8 a.m., today, former Clayton County Police Chief Jeff Turner will be allowed to return to his current job as director of the Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy.

'Documented Rights' exhibit to begin national tour

Thanks to the actions of one Chinese American, Wong Kim Ark, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in 1898 that all people born in America, regardless of lineage, were American citizens.

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